Politics

City gives letter of support to SHARE housing initiative

The drawing shows the new proposed affordable housing project perched adjacent Highway 3A on the west end of the downtown core.

A proposed affordable housing project perched on the edge of the city’s downtown has received city council support, at least in writing.

The SHARE Housing Initiative received a letter of support in principle for its project proposed for 520 Falls St. by city council Monday night during its regular meeting.

Kootenay Community Voter Challenge

Nelson City Council is doing its part to encourage voting in the upcoming Federal Election through the Kootenay Community Voters’ Challenge.

A federal election is approaching and the municipal government will be doing its part to make sure Nelson has a strong voter turnout.

City council voted in favour of participating in the Kootenay Community Voters’ Challenge in its regular council meeting Monday night, a move that will see mayor and councilors challenging other communities to raise voter participation at the polls.

GF councillor steps down; By-election called

GF councillor steps down; By-election called

Editor's Note: This news comes after charges were laid against Wirischagin for impaired driving. Wirischagin is scheduled to appear in Grand Forks court Aug. 18. 

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Coun. Michael Wirischagin, advised city staff over the weekend that he will be leaving his seat on city council effective immediately.

Wirischagin is eight months into his third term on council and has made a decision to focus on a career outside of local politics.

Public invited to check out new Hall Street digs at Chamber Business Appreciation Celebration

Now that most of the work is completed, the Chamber is hosting a Business Appreciation Celebration Friday at the new Hall Street Plaza. — Photo courtesy City of Nelson

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak says it’s time to party.

Well, almost.

Kozak is joining hands with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce to invite the public to the Stores To Shores Business Appreciation Celebration, Friday (August 7) from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Hall Street Plaza, below the new social steps and public patio.

The Celebration comes after two months of construction, a major phase of the Stores to Shores project, in the 400 and 500 blocks of Hall Street.

Fines for burning spike; new fine for off-leash dogs in city parks

Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff holds up the news signs to be installed in Millennium Park.

The city is cracking down on illegal burning and off-leash dogs, with significant spikes in fines for the former and a brand-new fine created for the latter.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff said the burning fines are an attempt to get people’s attention, as per Fire Chief Gerry Rempel’s suggestion, so they’ll stop creating situations with the potential to be dangerous for the whole city.

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

LETTER: Canadian election system fundamentally undemocratic

What good can come of an election, where a fraudulent, discriminatory disconnection exists between the Canadian voter, and those who Rule?

Canada, and its working class, at this moment are held in a death grip by traitorous political powers. Powers, which cannot be seen to be serving the interests of Canada’s popular majority, or providing Governance in Canada's best interests. The entire Westminster system of domination, which has been entrenched at Ottawa, and which has subordinate offices spread out, and set up in the Capital Cities of the Nation, is a totally un-democratic, and un-servile, system of Governance. Those who impose Westminster’s Imperial, top down authority, are sworn agents, and are found in middleman organizations, which we (Canadians) know as political parties.

Prime Minister announces longest campaign in Canada since 1872

The race is on as what may had predicted when he met with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall Sunday. — Photo courtesy Facebook

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Sunday the start of the 42nd federal election campaign, following his meeting with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall.

Canadians will go to the polls on October 19, 2015, after the Governor General indeed dissolved Parliament, launching the longest campaign in Canada since 1872.

“This is an election about leadership on the big issues that affect all Canadians: the economy and our country’s security,” said the Prime Minister in a release on the Conservative Party of Canada website.

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation deal

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation deal

The City of Trail and Beaver Valley (Fruitvale, Montrose and Area ‘A’) are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a one-year recreation agreement that will take effect on September 1, 2015.  Beaver Valley will contribute $125,000 for the one-year term which will allow their residents to use Trail Parks & Recreation facilities and participate in its services and programs at the Trail Resident fee.

SPECIAL MEETING OF ROSSLAND CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING OF ROSSLAND CITY COUNCIL

 July 30, 2015,  1:00 pm

Present:   Mayor Kathy Moore;  Councillors Marten Kruysse, Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel,  John Greene, and Andrew Zwicker.

Absent on holidays:  Aaron Cosbey.

Staff:  Laurie Karn (taking minutes);  Interim Chief Administrative Officer Mike Maturo; Acting Chief Financial Officer Lois Hunter.

More debt, to pay for Washington Street  Infrastructure Renewal

Clark Government shakes up cabinet

New Education Minister, Mike Bernier, was sworn in today by Honourable Judith Guichon.

In a somewhat surprise move, Premier Christy Clark announced the following changes in cabinet responsibilities today:

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